03 April 2019
Anti-virus software company Norton is targeting the mobile business as it launched a fresh and new brand mobile VPN. The company focuses on the prime aim of the new app and that is to keep you protected all the time when you are on public Wi-Fi. Many smartphones are prone to various kinds of attacks on such connections and Norton is there to take care of that.
It is seen as yet another way to keep yourself protected on public network. However, there’s a lot you can get out of the Wi-Fi Privacy app from Norton. As a user you can get extra VPN advantages as well. However, you will have to remunerate for that extra layer of privilege.
Norton today announced Norton Wi-Fi Privacy. It’s a subscription-based app and has been launched globally. The app encrypts whatever data is sent through public Wi-Fi, social media to even online banking details. It also includes media like videos and images. Norton is a reputed company in the field of anti-virus and that’s why the app has been made available to iOS as well as Android.
Mark Gorrie is Norton’s director for Pacific region. Speaking about how the brand figure can work here, he says:
“There are a lot of VPN providers out there, a lot of unknown brands. Bringing a trusted brand into this space is a benefit.”
Apart from this launch, Norton has also specially built a Wi-Fi Risk Report. The report comes along after a survey was conducted in as many as nine countries. It was easy to indicate the decreased levels of privacy concern we take for our own.
The level of carelessness is such that nearly 57% people think that the info is secure while they are still on a public Wi-Fi. There are only 35% of such users who are able to distinguish between an unsecure network and a secure one.
The VPN for mobile has the following features:
- Encrypts data sent and received over public Wi-Fi networks
- Offers security in browser and in other mobile apps
- Blocks ad-tracking cookies
- Masks online activities and location
- Allows you to switch virtual locations to access geoblocked content
- Available for iOS 7.0 or later and Android 4.04 or later
- One-year, one-device subscription